The busy two-week stretch that included PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, partypoker Powerfestand 888poker XL Inferno allowed some of the best online poker players to hit some major career milestones including one player becoming just the fourth ever to crack the $10 million mark.
It wasn’t anything dramatic, but former #1-ranked Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski had a min-cash on PokerStars on May 14 to push his career earnings into eight-figures territory. Sikorski joins Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro, Bryan ‘bparis’ Paris and Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman as the only players to have earned that much.
Sikorski wasn’t the only player to hit a big number though. Jeff ‘YoungSupremacy’ Hakim and ‘inhoo’ both moved past $8 million in earnings. Hakim finished ninth in SCOOP Event #31 High ($2,100 NLHE) to hit the magic number.
Sweden’s ‘inhoo‘ added over $200,000 to his lifetime earnings over the past two weeks, with five five-figure scores including Powerfest and XL Inferno final tables and a third place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Grand.
Despite losing his #1 ranking, ‘lena900’ surpassed $7 million in lifetime earnings. There are now six Swedish players with at least that much in earnings. Hungary’s top-ranked player, Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth, passed $6 million while Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan and Olli ‘ OgSulttaani’ Ikonen both hit the $5 million mark.
Triple Crown Club Gets a New Member
Brazil’s Durair ‘Duraircwb’ Do Rosario Netto won his first career Triple Crown, taking down the PokerStars Hot $33, 888poker XL Inferno Event #154 and the partypoker Middleweight: Counterpunch for a little over $12,000 in earnings.
‘girafganger7’ Ascends the Throne as Rankings Go Haywire
The top 100 of the PocketFives Rankings look very different now after the Spring series’ all wrapped up. The most high profile change came at the very top as Belgium’s ‘girafganger7’ rode some late SCOOP success to the #1 ranking.
There were a total of 14 players in the top 100 who hit career-high marks.
- girafganger7 from #5 to #1
- Ti0 from #28 to #21
- nilsef from #41 to #36
- omaha4rollz from #59 to #50
- Flat from #57 to #56
- Apotheosis from #80 to #58
- funwheel from #123 to #61
- pabritz from #91 to #63
- Kovalski from #82 to #67
- que_te_crio from #90 to #69
- kot_spartac from #118 to #70
- CheVeaU from #99 to #75
- davaman from #76 to #75
- pabritz from #95 to #91